I've optimized the web page for the subdomain and have been working on building some links and posting articles in directories. However, I have done very little with the initial domain: www.mydomain.com
I've also done quite a lot of work with another subdomain: www.mydomain.com/aaaaaa/index.html
So my question is - for purposes of SEO - does it hurt your rankings or limit your ability to move up in the search engines when you optimize and get backlinks for a subdomain but have done very little or no optimization for the main domain? Or to put it another way, should I have been optimizing and doing SEO on my main domain long before I started doing it for the subdomains?
It seems that when I try to check the status of my web pages (where they rank on Google) the tools I use just want the initial domain name - not the subdomains.
I've been struggling some with my position in the search engines with respect to some of my subdomains and I'm wondering if this could be one of the problems?
Any thoughts or suggestions on this issue would be much appreciated.
Thanks - Bob M